The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is one of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. It has jurisdiction over watersheds of all streams draining into the Thames River from Delaware to Lake St. Clair. The Southern boundary includes the watersheds of streams draining into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in the east, to the Two Creeks watershed in the west. Total area 3,275 square kilometres (1,264 square miles) and is home to 99,401 people. There are 10 member municipalities.

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Flood Outlook – Lake Erie Shoreline, Erie Shore Drive – December 12, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

Highlights: • Forecasts calling for strong southerly winds this afternoon and this evening • Risk of shoreline damage, erosion, and flooding along the Lake Erie shoreline, including Erie Shore Drive Message: Forecasts are calling for strong southerly winds along the […]
For Sale! 2020 LTVCA Conservation Area Parking Passes

For Sale! 2020 LTVCA Conservation Area Parking Passes

Watershed-wide – Each year the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) sells a Parking Pass which allows day use access to all our public Conservation Areas.  For a one- time fee of $60, our LTVCA 2020 Parking Pass gives the […]

Conservation Authorities Pleased Their Role in Ontario’s Flood Management is Recognized

Media Release 2019 Flood Advisor Report NEWMARKET (November 28, 2019) Conservation Ontario is pleased that the report released today by the Province’s Special Advisor on Flooding recognizes the critical role that conservation authorities (CAs) play in Ontario’s flood management. Flood […]